Capitol Notes There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Maayan Silver and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
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There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Maayan Silver and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.

Most Recent Episodes

Capitol Notes: Would legislative Republicans pass Gov. Tony Evers' redistricting maps?

Last week brought developments in the redistricting lawsuit in the state supreme court over state legislative lines. With ongoing litigation in the court, Legislative Republicans weigh the idea of passing Democratic Governor Tony Evers' maps. This week's episode explores why.

Capitol Notes: Would legislative Republicans pass Gov. Tony Evers' redistricting maps?

Capitol Notes: Republicans try on abortion, redistricting bills. But Gov. Tony Evers has t...

Divided Republican lawmakers attempt a referendum on an abortion ban and don't exactly like legislative redistricting maps submitted by Gov. Tony Evers.

Capitol Notes: Republicans try on abortion, redistricting bills. But Gov. Tony Evers has t...

Capitol Notes: Rolling out and rolling back? A medical marijuana bill. Also, Vos recall launched

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Racine County) is in the thick of state political news—again.

Capitol Notes: Rolling out and rolling back? A medical marijuana bill. Also, Vos recall launched

Capitol Notes: Redistricting, elections, the RNC — our picks for 2024 political stories to watch

JR Ross of WisPolitics has been making a list of political stories to watch in 2024, and it's lengthy.

Capitol Notes: Redistricting, elections, the RNC — our picks for 2024 political stories to watch

Capitol Notes: It was a very Milwaukee year for Madison

Stories and people from Milwaukee were part of many big state stories in 2023.

Capitol Notes: A new day, a new lawsuit — this time over Wisconsin's collective bargaining law

Seven unions representing teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin have sued to end the state's near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees.

Capitol Notes: A new day, a new lawsuit — this time over Wisconsin's collective bargaining law

Capitol Notes: What to know as Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit advances

Wisconsin's state supreme court takes up a lawsuit that could affect how state legislative lines are drawn. Find out what's key to know, from the big picture to the nitty gritty.

Capitol Notes: What do the courts have to do with it?

Three important political stories in Wisconsin right now involve the courts, whether they're taking up lawsuits between the other branches of government or they're the subject of legislation themselves.

Capitol Notes: What does house speaker debacle mean for key WI U.S. congressional races?

Freshman Wisconsin U.S. Representative Derrick Van Orden is likely to have a key race for reelection in 2024. This week's Capitol Notes explains the importance of that race and how it could be impacted by the struggle over house speaker.

Capitol Notes: What does house speaker debacle mean for key WI U.S. congressional races?

Capitol Notes: Wisconsin GOP's approach to Megan Wolfe reflects larger fracture

A new week brings new efforts to challenge the state's nonpartisan top elections official. Jeff Mayers, president of WisPolitics.com gives a round up of where we're at.

Capitol Notes: Wisconsin GOP's approach to Megan Wolfe reflects larger fracture